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Dropping By the Beacon Restaurant

Posted by on Dec 7, 2008 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

If you’re looking for a place to eat flapjacks or a plate lunch and hang with the locals, then I have just the place for you: The Beacon Restaurant … a place you can nestle in a worn booth, drink coffee and mingle with the faithful Lions Club members. On many occasions during the holidays (growing up), my high school friends and I would meet there for a home-cooked breakfast and a little R & R. We’d sit down, reach for the menu (already on the table), and ask for bacon, eggs and coffee – a combination that many...

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The Ghost of Oxford

Posted by on Dec 4, 2008 in Oxford | 6 comments

“The chance of a lifetime is to be yourself. Therefore, you have to go, Michael. Even if it’s a ghost of a chance.” A book was purchased called “Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: Matthew B. Brady” by Roy Meredith. It was given to me by a woman named Grace. Inside the front cover was written, June 2, 1990 Dearest Michael, The only reason I that I have inundated you with Civil War books is because I fully believe in your cosmic connection and attraction to that time, those people, and those events; I believe in your...

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Thacker Mountain Radio, Live!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2008 in Oxford | 1 comment

Thacker Mountain Radio has been a favorite among Oxford locals since its premiere more than ten years ago. A radio show dedicated to music, literature and dry wit, Thacker Mountain Radio features both nationally known writers and musicians, and is recorded live every Thursday at Off Square Books in Oxford, Miss. This week marked a special episode of Thacker Mountain – a fundraiser show to help fund next season’s shows. Hosted by Jim Dees, Thursday night’s show moved to the Lyric Theatre, and ended the season with a cash bar and its...

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619 Van Buren – Theora Hamblett House [OTM]

Posted by on Nov 25, 2008 in Oxford Time Machine | 5 comments

Oxford Time Machine (aka. OTM) highlights ‘then-and-now’ photos of the surrounding community. It’s a hobby project of ours : ) More on Theora’s accomplished art career can be found here, as well as samples of her work...

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Inside the Lyric Theatre [PIC]

Posted by on Nov 20, 2008 in Pictures, Uncategorized | 0 comments

[click for expanded view] From time to time, we like sharing pics from around the Oxford area. This is one of those times : ) photo credit: Derek...

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Gameday – in the Grove & in the Stadium [VIDEO]

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008 in Videos | 1 comment

Here’s a short video compilation we grabbed during the Ole Miss / Vanderbilt game back in September.. It’s our second foray into video editing, this time thanks to Windows Movie Maker and Vimeo. (we’re testing several formats to see which we like best). The Ole Miss Marching Band provides the music, which was recorded in the Grove prior to the game.. (our beloved writer/photographer, Derek ‘Flash’ Moreton, also makes a cameo, for those keeping...

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An Evening With The Del McCoury Band and the Mayhem String Band

Posted by on Nov 8, 2008 in Oxford | 4 comments

Music in the Hall, Episode I From his office in Oxford’s oldest building on the square, Daniel Morrow, of Oxford Music Snob fame, thought the long, narrow hall with hardwood floors and high ceilings was screaming for something more than just office space. He envisioned an intimate music hall to be utilized on special occasions. On Thursday night, the ordinary hall with immense potential was transformed into an inaugural event billed as “Music In The Hall (Episode I).” About 50 chairs were lined up in the hall for an unplugged, acoustic...

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Halloween 2008 Wrap Up [PIC Gallery]

Posted by on Nov 3, 2008 in Oxford | 0 comments

A few shots around town during Halloween week: [click any image to view expanded version] @ St Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkins @ Discovery Day School @ Notting Hill Neighborhood [photo credit: Derek...

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Oxford Art Worth Seeing

Posted by on Nov 1, 2008 in Oxford | 2 comments

Sure, sure, I’ve seen my fair share of Oxford artwork floating around town, and on the web. It’s rare, though, when I stumble across pieces I like. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or overdone. Simply capturing a city scene at the right moment can speak volumes. And that’s exactly what Ann Caudle, an artist from Huntsville Alabama, has done with some of her recent paintings. She recently dropped by Oxford, and captured some great scenes around the city. Being strong supporters of independent artists, we thought we’d...

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The Great Pumpkin

Posted by on Oct 30, 2008 in Oxford | 0 comments

“I’ll find the perfect pumpkin patch that is really sincere and I’ll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears. He’ll rise out of that pumpkin patch and he’ll fly through the air with his bag of toys. The Great Pumpkin will appear and I’ll be waiting for him! I’ll be there! I’ll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch and I’ll see the Great Pumpkin. Just wait and see, Charlie Brown.” -Linus Oxford’s Halloween festivities begin as early as September each year. St....

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